Friday, July 30, 2010

The Riveter

To cover some of the costs for the MAST program I have taken a job waitressing at a golf course. Today, I had an interesting conversation with an older man about the "olden days." A few decades back (he is a senior) he went into the pool hall with his son and was astonished to see women playing pool. Before, he said, it was not socially appropriate for women to go into pool halls, it was a big "no-no". I was standing before a man who had lived in a time when women cooked and cleaned at home for the most part and I wondered what it was like for him to live through so much change; where it is acceptable for women are becoming outdoor adventurers let alone play pool at a bar!

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